Tipped off by Kelly, Brandon queries Kenny (Joseph Gian) about his experience with Valerie and eventually gets the whole ugly story; sudden wealth burns a hole in David's pocket; Clare notes that preparing for the crew race makes Steve a changed man.
Kelly takes great delight in telling Brandon about Valerie's pregnancy and abortion, and also shares her doubts about Val's story. Brandon goes to see Kenny, who portrays himself as an innocent victim caught in the web of an evil vixen. He tells Brandon that he paid Valerie $100,000 to stay away. Brandon threatens to throw Val out of the house unless she gives the money back. Valerie plans to move out, but returns the money following a talk with Tracy. She confesses to Brandon that she was never pregnant, and insists that she cannot live up to his moral expectations.
Mel, worried by David's newfound wealth, asks Donna to keep an eye on him. David goes on a wild spending spree, and later shows up at Donna's apartment in the middle of the night after swimming in the ocean. David offers to help out the financially strapped Valerie by purchasing half of the club. They celebrate their deal by making out. Steve impresses Clare with his dedication as he trains for the crew race. His team barely loses, but Clare decides that she wants him back. Kelly comes clean with Mark about her past drug problem.
- Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
- Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
- Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
- Brian Austin Green as David Silver
- Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
- Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
- Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
- Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
- Special Guest Stars
- Joseph Gian as Kenny Bannerman
- Jill Novick as Tracy Gaylian
- Dalton James as Mark Reese
- Gregg Marc Miller as Valet
- Jennifer A. Caubet as Counter Person
- Nicole Gian as Helen
- Ian Giatti as Stockboy
- George Shrouder as Michael
- So you told Darth Taylor?
- —Brandon to Steve
- I thought he could save me
- —Val to Brandon
- Valerie tells Brandon the truth: she was never pregnant. She also tells Brandon that Kenny reminded her of her father
- Steve decides to enter KEG in a race against Dick to impress Clare, but finds himself making peace with his heartbreak
- Steve and Clare reunite
- He also starts a new tradition as KEG has never rowed crew before
- David's acting manic and randomly kisses Donna, who's aghast — and worried
- Kelly points out to Brandon that Valerie seems to only have trouble lying to him
- David decides to buy half of the Peach Pit After Dark and hooks up with Val
Notes and references
- Last appearance of Kenny Bannerman
- For some reason, Gauthier is not credited for this appearance.